Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefThomas Kamarck
Ecological Momentary Assessment enables a more precise understanding of risk factors.
- APA and Boston’s Museum of Science team up for psychology exhibit at USA Science Expo
Interactive exhibit educates children and adults about cognitive development research.
- BSA: Multidisciplinary research – A critical place for developing psychological science
Report from the spring 2012 meeting of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs.
By Kathleen Y. Haaland
- APA issues reports on immigration and diversity
Presidential task forces examine research on public policy issues.
- Psychologists win National Academy of Sciences awards
Recipients honored for achievements in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
- Treatment guideline panel for depression is appointed
Group of 11 scientists and clinicians will lead development of APA guideline.
By Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD, and Lynn Bufka, PhD
- APA to establish treatment guideline panels for obesity and PTSD
Nominations invited for two new guideline groups.
By Lynn Bufka, PhD, and Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD
- Call for nominations: Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel - Obesity Across the Lifespan
- Call for nominations: Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel - PTSD Across the Lifespan
Government Relations Update
- APA Executive Director for Science testifies before Congress on FY 2013 budgets for NSF, NASA, and DOJ
Steven Breckler encourages subcommittee to increase funding for psychological research.
- APA comments on National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease
Comments include a call for research that links identification of biomarkers with cognitive and behavioral markers.
By Pat Kobor
- Animal research: The bigger picture and why we need psychologists to speak out
Report on chimpanzees draws new attention to the role of animal research.
By Allyson J. Bennett
From the Science Student Council
Science highlights from the April Monitor
The pain of social rejection
As far as the brain is concerned, a broken heart may not be so different from a broken arm.
The case against spanking
Physical discipline is slowly declining as some studies reveal lasting harms for children.
The science of political advertising
Do all those clichéd images of happy children and American flags actually sway voters? Yes, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect, researchers say.
Linking patients, bolstering research
Neuropsychologist Paul Wicks’s skills as a researcher have made him invaluable to the success of a social networking site for patients.
Can you teach an old guitarist new licks?
Cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus spent his sabbatical learning to play guitar, and putting to rest the fallacy that new skills are just for kids.
A home base for multiple fields
The new Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics editors, Daniel Houser and Bernd Weber, will bring together disparate researchers to answer the tough questions.
Navigating the dual-career track
Resources like the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium can help academic couples overcome the hurdles of finding two academic jobs in one place.
‘America’s first sport psychologist’
In 1938, Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley hired experimental psychologist Coleman Griffith — and didn’t listen to a thing he said.
Addressing the obesity epidemic: Why should psychologists care?
Seize the moment
APA’s Steve Breckler on psychology education for future physicians.
Snapshots of recently published findings.
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